Volcanoes Are Currently Very Active
Posted 13 January 2020 - 07:41 AM
Mother Earth is suddenly becoming very active in terms of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.
It is not unusual for activity to pick up in solar minimums and so we are right on track.
In the Philippines Taal Volcano suddenly erupted and began to gush lava, ash, and steam 6 to 9 miles into the atmosphere. Manila's Airport had to shut down and villagers evacuate. Authorities are warning that the activity is anything but over and the worse may be yet to come. Authorities are warning of a hazardous explosive eruption.
In South America, Sabacaya volcano blasted a plume of ash 24,000 feet into the air. Bueno Aires warned of the ash plume that Threatened air traffic.
Mt. Popocatepetl shot ash 4 miles into the air and spewed lava. The volcano is only 40 miles southeast of Mexico City and 26 million people. In history, the volcano buried Aztec cities in super-heated mud and ash. Popo has been active since the '90s but it has been growing in activity.
In Alaska, Shishaldin Volcano roared to life with an initial blast of ash 19,000 feet. During the increase, the volcano spewed ash 25,000 feet high. That's 5 miles.
Puerto Rico has experienced over 1000 earthquakes. Three were over 5.0 with one of those over 6.0 Buildings have been collapsing and many residents have resorted to sleeping outdoors for fear of dying in the homes.
GSM's are known for increasing activity around the world and this minimum is no exception.
These are only the major volcanos waking up. There are many more that are active but not in a major way. As I write this morning 17 volcanoes are listed as Active globally and 10 are listed under Warning.
- iFred and Observer like this
Posted 13 January 2020 - 06:14 PM
This couple was not about to let the volcano spoil their wedding. An the photographer got a bang up shot.
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Electrical activity was high.
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- iFred likes this
Posted 14 January 2020 - 12:31 AM
That lightning picture is amazing!
It sure does seem deep solar minimums have some kind of a connection to this.
- weatherfan2012 and Andie like this
Death To Warm Anomalies!
Winter 2019-20 stats
Total Snowfall = 2.8"
Day with 1" or more snow depth = 3
Total Hail = T
Coldest Low = 20
Lows 32 or below = 34
Highs 32 or below = 0
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Highs 40 or below = 7
Posted Yesterday, 05:58 PM
Taal has been quite active since 2019, with a growing list of gas emissions, quakes, and minor eruptions. This latest eruption steps into new territory and vucanologists are are convinced now that magma is being pumped into the magma chamber from the depths. Hundreds of earthquakes have continued.
Taal itself is a massive caldera tens of miles across (see above) with a volcanic cone in the lake. In 1965, Taal produced a VEI 4 eruption that covered tens of square miles with up to 10 inches (25 centimeters) of ash and killed hundreds of people. That eruption was from the central island in Lake Taal and was phreatomagmatic -- an eruption driven by mixing water and magma. Adding water can enhance the explosivity of an eruption, so more ash is produced.
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